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News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post

News Coverage: Why a law meant to protect the poor from gentrification doesn’t really work – The Washington Post

New Book: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

EvictedNew Book: Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016).

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Reproductive and Sexual Justice” – Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Apr. 29-30, 2016

Call-for-Papers: “A Workshop on Reproductive and Sexual Justice” – Northeastern Univ. School of Law, Apr. 29-30, 2016.  More info after the jump below:

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Upcoming Panel: “Addressing the Gap in Civil Legal Services: Serving Underrepresented Clients & Communities” – Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2016 at 10:45 am

As part of my school’s celebration of a new building, the school is hosting the following panel, so if you know of people in DC who would be interested, please share:

Addressing the Gap in Civil Legal Services: Serving Underrepresented Clients & Communities
Discussion of the range of public interest law activities and jobs that students and graduates engage in, focusing on how people engage in public interest law at different stages of their careers. Additional topics may include the place of public interest law at the law school, the challenges and rewards of doing public interest work, and how lawyers can find meaning and fulfillment through work and service.

Moderator: Professor Susan Bennett
Panelists: Jeanne Atkinson (’91), Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Lisa Dewey (’93), Pro Bono Partner, DLA Piper; Antonia Fasanelli (’01), Executive Director, Homeless Persons Representation Project; Lora Rath (’91), Director, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, Legal Services Corporation; Naznin Saifi (’92), Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center; Zafar Shah (’08), Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center; Bradford Voegeli (’11), Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services Project
Student Ambassadors: Alejandra Arias (’19) and Jordan Helton (’18)

More info on registering can be found here (and it is first come first served with registration closing on Feb. 8 at noon).

News Coverage: The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men – The Washington Post

Source: The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men – The Washington Post

Call-for-submissions from the The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences: “Anti-Poverty Policy Innovations: New Proposals for Addressing Poverty in the United States”

Call-for-submissions from the The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences: “Anti-Poverty Policy Innovations: New Proposals for Addressing Poverty in the United States” — deadline for submissions is Apr. 16, 2016.

New Article: “Promise Zones, Poverty, and the Future of Public Schools: Confronting the Challenges of Socioeconomic Integration & School Culture in High-Poverty Schools”

New Article: Maurice R. Dyson, Promise Zones, Poverty, and the Future of Public Schools: Confronting the Challenges of Socioeconomic Integration & School Culture in High-Poverty Schools, 2014 Mich. St. L. Rev. 711 (2014).

New Article: “Giving as Governance? Philanthrocapitalism and Modern-Day Slavery Abolitionism”

New Article: Janie Chuang, Giving as Governance? Philanthrocapitalism and Modern-Day Slavery Abolitionism, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1516 (2015).  Abstract below:

This Essay examines the potential influence of a new breed of actor in the global antitrafficking arena: the venture philanthropist, or “philanthrocapitalist.” Philanthrocapitalists have already helped rebrand “trafficking” as “modern-day slavery,” and have expressed their ambitions to lead global efforts to eradicate the problem. With their deep financial resources and access to powerful networks, philanthrocapitalists hold tremendous power to shape the future trajectory of the antitrafficking movement. This Essay warns, however, against the possibility that philanthrocapitalists could also reconfigure the landscape of global antitrafficking policymaking, marginalizing or even displacing other actors’ efforts to address the problem.

[Note, though this is framed as a trafficking article, it might also interest others working on the impact directed giving can have on charitable missions/work.]

News Coverage: “Jeb Bush wants to end food stamps.”

News Coverage: Jeb Bush wants to end food stamps.

Op-Ed: “Debt and the Racial Wealth Gap”

Op-Ed: Paul Kiel, “Debt and the Racial Wealth Gap,” The New York Times (December 31, 2015).